MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

J.S. Bach's Fugue in G minor "Little" BWV 578 with synthesizers from Modal Electronics, DSI and Moog

Published on Dec 26, 2017 Sean Christopher - Music Composer

"The musical genius of J.S. Bach has had a huge influence over me ever since I started composing and any opportunity I get to show the works of Bach via today's synthesizer technology is always a pleasure.

Fugue in G minor, 'Little' BWV 578 was recreated by myself using 5 synthesizers- the Modal Electronics 002 & 008, Dave Smith Instruments Prophet 12 & OB-6, and the Moog Subsequent 37 CV."

This one spotted and sent in via Soviet Space Child.

Radikal Technologies Accelerator: Yesterday changes nothing

Published on Dec 26, 2017 MIDERA

"Just messing around - this demo is a 'bell' type sound I created tonight. Anything you might perceive as aliasing is most likely the effect of significant phase modulation (ala typical FM synthesis). I was a bit nervous to post this, as some might see it as a weakness of the synth, but I chose to make the higher notes sound more distorted. This is a brilliant synth."

New Details and Specifications for the Upcoming Waldorf Quantum

"Waldorf is proud to announce a new chapter in their tradition of designing high-end ground breaking synthesisers. Starting with Waldorf’s famous wavetable technology developed decades ago, it was always a challenge to give our instruments a powerful flexible beating heart. Our digital oscillators coupled to the enormous power and efficient simplicity of our analog filters started the digital revolution back in the 80’s.

Quantum combines the raw power of a classic digital & analog hybrid synthesiser, with futuristic sounds that are only possible with today’s software synthesisers.

Its 3 Oscillators offer four synthesis algorithms each:

Waldorf-style Wavetables with the latest additions from Nave, including speech synthesis and wavetable generation from audio

Classic Synthesizer Waveforms with multiple waves for an ultra fat sounds right out of the oscillators

Granular Sampler with multi sampling plus traditional sampling mode

Resonator for virtual sound sculpting

The flexibility emanating from Quantum’s powerful oscillators and their interaction with one another is simply breath-taking. Never before has it ever been possible to create such a wide sonic bandwidth with one synthesizer. Stretching from classic analog, with precise sample playback, through to harsh or animated digital sounds, escalating all the way up to sound and sequence clusters, that can only be achieved with a modular synthesiser system.

Quantum’s beautiful ergonomic and intuitive user panel supports an artist’s workflow with a previously unknown elegance. The carefully crafted array of aluminium knobs and encoders surround an ultra hi-resolution multi touch display. Waldorf engineers spent many long hours perfecting the interaction between the display and the physical control elements. The stunning display is a highly flexible extension of the tactile experience, and is light-years ahead of any synthesiser currently on the market today.

To help understand functional correlations between one knob and another, each control knob is individually illuminated by a multi colour LED. This makes it instantly obvious when viewing complex settings and modulation settings, where related parameters can be adjusted quickly and efficiently. With the help once again of the gorgeous central display, precise settings can be handled with ease, much the same as the experience when using your cutting edge computer tablet.

When the Waldorf engineers decided to develop Quantum, little did they realise it would take several years of painstaking work. There were areas of Quantum that our years of experience with sound generation were bought to the fore. But Quantum is so powerful it took our team into uncharted territory, involving both sound and the way it was felt the musician would interact with it.

Quantum was designed and developed by our dedicated team in Germany. All essential components have been designed, manufactured and assembled here in Germany. This has allowed us to manufacture Quantum with an unparalleled build quality. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank a world class array of sound designers that have contributed to a multi-facetted factory sound set.


Oxford Synthesizer Company OSCar

via this auction

Update: link fixed.

Elka Synthex - 3' Series w Midi & Stand / Legs SN 1390

via this auction

Update: link fixed.

Moog Memorymoog Plus w/ MIDI

via this auction

System8 and Modular

Published on Dec 26, 2017 therudyrude

"I'm trippin with this set-up"

Doepfer A 160-5 Voltage Controlled Clock Multiplier / Ratcheting Controller pot wiring modification

Published on Dec 26, 2017 Vykaar Tones
Update: new video Aug 22, 2020

"Doepfer A 160-5 Voltage Controlled Clock Multiplier / Ratcheting Controller pot wiring modification to allow adjustment of the incoming CV level. As standard the pot has no effect when an external CV is input which I found unuseful.This simple modification requires lifting R17 at one end and and rewiring the pot connections - the picture at the beginning and the one at the end clearly show how to do it. The lifted end of the resistor goes to the pot wiper, the 2 holes where the pot was wired to are connected with a link and the right side of the pot is wired to where the resistor was lifted from. The left side of the pot is attached to ground and not altered and the function of the pot as a manual control when no CV jack is inserted is unaltered. In the video I am using the darktime sequencer to create random ratcheted notes. These are very useful modules and as you see I have two of them.
Thinking up this mod is the sort of thing devout atheists do on boxing day as a form of therapy. Peace to all."

A Winter Song - a Eurorack Performance

Published on Dec 26, 2017 Genshi Media Group

"A Winter Song... Patch Notes are as follows:

- Make Noise RENE (being clocked by two channels of Make Noise TEMPI) is sequencing Mutable Instruments RINGS (processed by Erica Synths Black Hole DSP) and Intellijel PLONK (processed by Erica Synths Pico DSP)

- Erica Synths Pico SEQ is sequencing Mutable Instruments ELEMENTS

- Percussion is from two Erica Synths Pico DRUMS sequenced by the Pico TRIGG and clocked from the Make Noise TEMPI going through a Sputnik Modular SELECTOR Sequential Switch

- Intellijel METROPOLIS is sequencing Mutable Instruments BRAIDS which is going through a Mutable Instruments WARPS then into the Make Noise OPTOMIX Low Pass Gate

- and I'm playing the Synthesis Technology CLOUD TERRARIUM via the Intellijel TETRAPAD

- Modulation from the Xaoc Devices BATUMI and everything finished off with Mutable Instruments CLOUDS"

Ambient impro with DSI Rev2 and Eventide Space

Published on Dec 9, 2017 enyrismusicFR

"Playing a deep ambient pad with Dave Smith Prophet REV2 and Eventide Space."

Having fun making some patches on the Rev2.

Published on Dec 5, 2017 Analog Monoxide

"Not really a review or a demo, there's enough of those - and to be honest I often think the patches don't do it justice. But of course - that might just be my preference/taste.

So I'm just having fun making patches on the Rev2, and some improvised playing, and added some silly/hopefully informative comments underway, as well as a few thoughts on the instrument."


Published on Dec 3, 2017 Les Sondiers

"Unboxing et demo du REV-2 DESKTOP de DAVE SMITH INSTRUMENTS (analog)"

And a review for the French speakers out there with a funny intro everyone will be able to translate. :) P.S. You can enable CC followed by settings and your language for translation of the review itself.


Published on Dec 19, 2017 Les Sondiers

"Une looooongue review du module Prophet REV2 Desktop (en version 8 voies de polyphonie) de Dave Smith Instruments par KNARF. Ouais, c'est vraiment trop long MAIS C'EST BIEN NON ? 😇 HEIN ? HEIN ??? C'EST BIEN OU PAS ? Revenez quoi ..."

Body Fool - Uvodiph

Published on Dec 25, 2017 Body Fool

Body Fool - Uvodiph

Body Fool

No. 9 || Moog Mother 32 Ambient

Published on Dec 25, 2017 Xo Xinh

"Continuing my one piece per week series with just moog mother 32s, this time with a touch of 'industrial' ambient.

Two melodies on each m32 were sequenced, melody of first m32 triggered start/stop of second m32's melody (Gate ➙ Run/Stop). The tempo difference between two m32s creates the counterpoint that fluctuates over the time, in other words, two sequences get phased in/out as the piece unfolds.

LFO Rate was tuned as bass tonic and modulates the VCF, which create a natural distortion of lower melody. This was used here and there during the piece for both units.

LFO Tri of second unit modulates Mix control of first unit alternating between VCO Square & LFO Tri + LFO SQ, while VCO Square's Pulse Width is continuously modulated by EG."

Oberheim OB-8 Keyboard Synthesizer

via this auction

Roland Juno-106 Keyboard Synthesizer SN 578477

via this auction

"Operationally: one of the six voices is acting up (very, very common with these units). I traced it as the #1 voice. The unit works perfectly for the first 15-20 minutes, then the bad voice starts crackling. Other than this bad voice chip, everything else on the synth works great, all the sliders, keys, outputs etc."

Replacement chips are available online, but you do need to unsolder the original and solder the new ones in either directly or via a socket for easier replacement later.

1977 Kawai 100F Vintage Synth SN K-3439

via this auction

Vintage Oberheim Dx Drum Machine + Linndrum Eproms + Electrongate MCC-3 Syncbox

via this auction

"This drum machine was serviced in 2016 by electrongate. It also includes linndrum sound eproms that you can exchange so that you can have a linndrum inside the dx."

The Shining opening credit with the Mulholland Drive theme

Published on Dec 26, 2017 Anthony Distefano

"My cover of Angelo Badalamenti''s Mulholland Drive theme as the soundtrack to the opening credits to The Shining.

I used NI Absynth for the music."

A mini tutorial showing the convolution engine on Cosmosf Saturn 5S

Published on Dec 26, 2017 Sinan Bokesoy

"A mini tutorial showing the convolution engine as simple as possible."

Caitlin explains modulation using an LFO and the intellijel Quad VCA

Published on Dec 26, 2017 The Mad Music Machine

"Caitlin overheard a (non synth) conversation about modulation and although she had been using it (without realising it) for some time, she was not sure exactly what it meant.

So once she understood the basic principle of using one signal to vary another, she decided to make a video."

Toy keyboard Christmas demos - Casio SK-5 - Jingle bells

Published on Dec 26, 2017 organfairy

"This is another Christmas toy keyboard demo and at the same the most ill-placed and badly timed dog in the history of toy keyboard demos."

Jupiter-Bert Anjewierden

Published on Dec 26, 2017 Bert Anjewierden

"This is already the 3 version of these song i made some time ago,its very difficult to play exactly as the other versions,i also,by accident,used here another tone scale,because i almost cannot read from music sheet/notes,i play from my own mind/memory,.....i hope you like these 3th version,made yesterday!

Leads:Roland Super JX-10/D-50
Pads:Roland XP-50/Korg Triton TR61
Bass and Noise:Roland JX-8P

Muisc composed produced and Live performed here by Bert Anjewierden c2009/2013/2017"

Enyris - Blue Chill

Published on Nov 30, 2016 enyrismusicFR

"Enyris chillin' home, live played with Novation Ultranova, Novation Circuit, Nord Lead A1R, Eventide Space and mode..."

Novation Circuit | Ultranova | Nord Lead A1R - JAM

Published on Dec 9, 2016 enyrismusicFR

"Jam with all my stuff, Novation Circuit, Novation Ultranova, Nord Lead A1R, Korg Kaoss Pad 3 and Eventide Space."


Published on Dec 26, 2017 Electronic music by GIANNIS ARK

Clavia nord lead A1.
Yamaha Reface CS.
Novation Ultranova.
Studiologic Sledge 2.1.
Roland Gaia SH-01.

Giannis ARK - ARK Home Studio Cy

DUSG & QVCF Random source

Published on Dec 26, 2017 RELOAD

"Random Source DUSG and QVCF
Audio Damage EOS Reverb"

DJ Drummer Boi

Published on Dec 26, 2017 Dudadius

"Holiday Silliness"

Seaboard Rise - Dramatic randomness of proportionally dramatic proportions.

Published on Dec 24, 2017 Analog Monoxide

"I love playing dramatic things on the Seaboard, and imagining that I'm scoring a movie scene or a BBC crime series ^_^"


Published on Dec 26, 2017 Miguel d'Oliveira

"Running a synth (UVS-3200) through a Lexicon model 200 (digital reverb unit from 1984)
Testing the sound of its HALL, CHAMBER and PLATE reverbs.

note: when pic goes black and white we are listening to DRY synth sound only"

E-MU EMULATOR II - Moments In Love - Merry Christmas and a Happy New Synth Year!

Published on Dec 26, 2017 RetroSound

"(c) 2018 vintage synthesizer demo by RetroSound

The last video in 2017. Thanks for watching, so many likes and comments. 2018 is coming with new synth demos and sound tutorials. Now 11 years RetroSound on YouTube. We are vintage too. :D

Merry christmas and a happy new synth year! :)

Frohe Weihnachten, С рождеством, Feliz Navidad, Buon Natale, Joyeux Noël, God Jul, Vrolijk kerstfeest, Veselé Vánoce, Wesołych Świąt, Hyvää joulua, Tchestita Koleda, Glædelig Jul, Kala Christouyenna...

With love from RetroSound.
Make music and love. Not war!

The original track is made with the Fairlight and PPG wave. Here in this demo I have sampled all sounds with the fantastic E-MU Emulator II from the year 1984"

DIY Drum Synthesizer synchronizes with Roland TB-03

Published on Dec 26, 2017 devoxxxide

"Using MIDI beat clock.

This Prototype based on STM32F4Discovery board."

MFB Tanzmaus, Korg Monologue, Strymon Timeline & Big Sky

Published on Dec 26, 2017 3rdStoreyChemist

"Jamming with the Tanzmaus drum machine & a Monologue synthesiser synced together. The Timeline delay & Big Sky reverb have been placed on an aux sends."

Korg MS20 Mini & M3000 App by DreamsOfWires

Published on Dec 26, 2017 DreamsOfWires

"Single track of MS20 accompanied by the Musitronics M3000 'Mellotron' app for the iPad.
Reverb provided by Audio Damage's 'EOS 2' app.
Please don't ask further questions about what gear or apps I used.
Flight footage is somewhere over Canada and landing at Vancouver."

Electronic grooves on the Tokarev Protosynth V1LP and Arturia Microbrute

Published on Dec 26, 2017 Konstantin T

"Making music on handbuilt 8 voice polyphonic Tokarev Protosynth V1LP, along with a Microbrute, Minilab and FL Studio."

Sonic LAB: Roland Tr-08 Boutique Drum Machine

Published on Dec 26, 2017 sonicstate

"Another Roland reboot of the classic 808 drum machine, this time in Boutique format - its a pretty authentic recreation of the classic, with some nice modern features - multi-channel USB audio for one. Gaz Williams, takes a trip down memory lane."

Arturia CMI V | Enjoying Fairlight sample library

Published on Dec 26, 2017 Woody Piano Shack

"Join me as we enjoy the Fairlight CMI sample library. The newly released Arturia CMI V includes 600 presets from the original CMI library, let's see if we can find and play some highlight sounds.

In 1980, the Fairlight CMI turned heads with the introduction of digital sampling. It was an expensive instrument, if memory serves me right about $100,000. It helped define the sound of the 80s. Now you can get this sound in a VST plugin, thanks to the newly released Arturia CMI V, part of the Arturial V Collection 6.

Hope you enjoy my demo slash tutorial of this plugin. I did."

KORG Volca Kick - Sync Play with DAW - Music By FALCON-106

Published on Dec 26, 2017 K0MABA

"KORG Volca Kick - Sync play with DAW (Native Instruments Maschine)"

Roland 100m - unedited

Published on Dec 25, 2017 Jon Dent

"doodling on the roland 100m. One voice is used for the Bass and a the second for drums."

Patch n Tweak

© Matrixsynth - All posts are presented here for informative, historical and educative purposes as applicable within fair use.
MATRIXSYNTH is supported by affiliate links that use cookies to track clickthroughs and sales. See the privacy policy for details.